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Natural History Museum of Utah

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Address: 301 S Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1214
Phone Number: +1 801-581-6927
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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As the Utah state museum of natural history, this top attraction provides...

As the Utah state museum of natural history, this top attraction provides an introduction to the science in Utah's remarkable landscape! With engaging exhibits and over 5,000 artifacts on display, the Museum features Utah's paleontology discoveries, fascinating gems and minerals found world-wide, preserved artifacts from Utah's prehistoric peoples, and stories told by the five Native nations that lie within the state's boundaries.

Journey to the top of a three-story indoor Canyon. Wander through Utah's dinosaurs and animal life. Interact with earthquakes, erosion, and our Digital Globe to discover how the earth's surface and the Great Salt Lake have changed over time. Enjoy breath-taking views from our observatory deck. Hike the Bonneville Shoreline trail. Experience natural history as only Utah can reveal it. Enjoy beverages, lunch or a snack at the Museum Cafe. Shop the Museum Store for unique jewelry and gift items influenced by nature's design. Visitors with young kids will enjoy Our Backyard, an intimate, discovery-based environment that invites our pre-school visitors to experience natural history first hand!

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We've been to many natural history museums but this really is at the top of the list for me. Not too large that it is overwhelming, well organized, and wonderfully presented... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've been to many natural history museums but this really is at the top of the list for me. Not too large that it is overwhelming, well organized, and wonderfully presented. Anxious to go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

i am a charter member, so I go there often--especially with my grandkids. This is a wonderful natural history museum. It is small, so you don't have the feeling that you are missing something; it's beautifully laid out, so you never feel that you've already seen it all. Kids love it, they have excellent after school and summer programs, adults... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent a very enjoyable afternoon at this museum. It represented the area and combined being outside-soul definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I cannot say enough good things about the Natural History Museum of Utah. I loved that the interactive exhibits were scattered throughout, and not shunted off to the "kid's area." I got to play, too. I enjoyed the focus on Utah, which is why we were there. The layout was both historical (from dinosaurs to the modern geography) and thematic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never seen so much history in one place. They have the best Native American display in the city. A whole floor is dedicated to Dinosaurs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time at this museum, it's pretty big, beautiful architecture, situated on a hill with a nice view to the city and the mountains, it has a huge collection of dinosaurs/bones/fossils and more, it was very pretty busy when we were there, nice thing it has many levels allowing you to move from one exhibit to the... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

World renowned dinosaur exhibit as well as geology, Native American, Utah history and so much more. The building alone is worth a visit. Adult and child friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An informative well put together exhibition, particularly relevant prior to visiting the quarry sites.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit here every year and sometime multiple times a year depending on the exhibits. They are always top rate and the regular offerings are well done and offer tons of information in a very appealing and fun environment. The gift store will be a favorite for the kids

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved visiting this museum. The building is beautiful and the exhibits are fun for both kids and adults.

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